Destinations and sights in Sicily for your holidays

There are many destinations in Sicily to discover. In order not to miss the most beautiful sights in Sicily, you should organize yourself well in advance. A trip to Sicily promises variety if you set off to enjoy the beauty of the island with all your senses. Sicily offers not only its beautiful landscape, the turquoise blue sea with fantastic beaches, but also countless important cultural heritage from different eras. Remains of Phoenician settlements, Greek temples, Norman castles, Punic towns and Aragonese churches can be found all over the island.

The capital, Palermo, offers the rich heritage of the Normans, art and culture, markets and a distinctive nightlife. Catania, with its extensive pedestrian zone, scores with the most beautiful fish market in Sicily. However, the beauty of the university city is only revealed at second glance.

One of the highlights of a trip to Sicily is a visit to the exceptionally well-preserved temples of Segesta, Selinunte and the Valley of Temples in Agrigento, which even offer a better insight into Greek temple construction than the temples in the motherland itself.

Another testimony of Greek rule is the second largest theatre of antiquity in the port city of Syracuse. But if one explores Syracuse, a walk over the peninsula Ortigia, which forms the historical centre of the city, is particularly fascinating. Here, the visitor feels transported to a different time, especially as the traffic is very limited and you can go on a discovery tour according to one's heart's desire. On a boat trip around the peninsula with side trips to different caves, the play of colours of the turquoise sea impresses in contrast to the houses and monuments erected in yellow sandstone.

Also in Taormina the Greeks have left their traces in the form of the Teatro Greco. Although this theatre is smaller than the one in Syracuse, it offers a unique view to the volcano Etna and therefore deserves a visit.

Those who don't have much time for their stay in Sicily should best choose the enchanting lively place Cefalù as location. Here you have the sandy beach right in front of your door and an impressive Norman cathedral and pedestrian-friendly old town alleys are a wonderful start for discovering the island. From here it is easy to get to Palermo or go on a hike in the mountains of the Madonie.

For lovers of volcanic landscapes, a trip to the Cyclopean Islands in Aci Trezza is of course an ideal option, and don’t miss a hike on Mount Etna.

But those who want to be fascinated by the baroque style should explore the southernmost part of Sicily and thus the cities Noto, Modica and Ragusa, which are all declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

UNESCO World Heritage Volcano Etna

Volcano Etna
UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

The volcano Etna in Sicily is the highest active volcano in Europe, UNESCO World Heritage and a nature reserve a unique flora and fauna.

Zafferana Etnea, Catania, Sicily, Italy

Destination Taormina

Destination in Sicily

If you are on holiday in Sicily, you can not miss the city of Taormina. This was already written by the german artist Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.

Taormina, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Cefalù

Destination in Sicily

One of the most interesting towns and a must-see in Sicily. Located directly by the sea with a long sandy beach and a beautiful old town.

Cefalù, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Destination Aeolian Islands

Aeolian Islands
Destination in Sicily

Those who plan a holiday in Sicily should definitely include a trip to the beautiful Aeolian Islands (Isole Eolie) in their program.

Destination Palermo

Destination in Sicily

Palermo, in the north of Sicily, is the fifth largest city in Italy. Anyone who wants to see and experience life in Sicily have to go to Palermo.

Palermo, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Beach Mondello

Beach in Sicily

The original fishing village of Mondello near Palermo is now a chic beach resort with one of the most beautiful sandy beaches in Sicily.

Mondello, Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Monument Selinunte

Monument in Sicily

Selinunt, one of the most impressive archaeological sites in Sicily, offers numerous temples on a plateau with magnificent sea views.

Castelvetrano, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Gorges of Alcantara

Gorges of Alcantara
Nature reserve in Sicily

The gorges of Alcantara give us a unique scenery in the world, an unmissable and wonderful place.Ideal for the lovers of nature and excursions.

Motta Camastra, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Marzamemi

Destination in Sicily

The romantic fishing village Marzamemi in the Pachino area (region of Siracusa) is known for its tuna specialties and its charming atmosphere.

Marzamemi, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Val di Noto

Val di Noto
UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Destination Noto

Destination in Sicily

The baroque town of Noto in the Val di Noto, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2002, is worth a visit and has many attractions.

Noto, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Modica

UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

The city of chocolate and 100 churches - the UNESCO World Heritage Site presents itself as a late Baroque Sicilian beauty of the Val di Noto.

Modica, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Ragusa

UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

UNESCO World Heritage Site is located in the province of the same name in the Val di Noto and is characterized by the deep gorges of the Monti Iblei

Ragusa, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Scicli

UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

Scicli situated in a natural setting of rare beauty like the Val di Noto, has been declared a natural heritage of UNESCO with Ragusa, Modica and Noto.

Scicli, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

UNESCO World Heritage Syracuse

UNESCO World Heritage in Sicily

In Syracuse we recommend you to visit the necropolis of Pantalica and the enchanting island of Ortygia, the oldest part of this impressive city.

Siracusa, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Vendicari

Nature reserve in Sicily

Snorkeling in the crystal clear sea, bird watching or hiking in the nature - the nature reserve Vendicari in the south of Sicily offers a lot more.

Noto, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Beach Laghetti di Marinello

Laghetti di Marinello
Beach in Sicily

Patti, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Oliveri

Destination in Sicily

Oliveri, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Church Santuario di Tindari

Santuario di Tindari
Church in Sicily

Tindari, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Milazzo

Destination in Sicily

Milazzo, belongs to the circle of the most beautiful villages in Italy thanks to it's beautiful monuments, such as the majestic and imposing castle.

Milazzo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Piscina di Venere

Piscina di Venere
Nature reserve in Sicily

For hikers, nature enthusiasts, snorkelers, divers and explorers the Piscina di Venere on the Capo di Milazzo in Sicily is highly recommended. 

Milazzo, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Santo Stefano di Camastra

Santo Stefano di Camastra
Destination in Sicily

Santo Stefano di Camastra is a wonderful village in Sicily between the sea and the mountains where you find art, colors, culture and tradition.

Santo Stefano di Camastra, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Novara di Sicilia

Novara di Sicilia
Destination in Sicily

Novara di Sicilia, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Trapani

Destination in Sicily

The capital of the province of the same name fascinates not only with its ancient old town, but is also a testimony of wealth and trade

Trapani, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Nature reserve Saline di Trapani

Saline di Trapani
Nature reserve in Sicily

The Saline di Trapani e Paceco is a nature reserve at the west coast of Sicily. Besides Mediterranean flora and fauna, there is a saline work museum.

Nubia Paceco, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Destination Erice

Destination in Sicily

A medieval town centre with its historic buildings, a magnificent view and traditional delicious almond biscuits attract visitors to Erice.

Erice, Trapani, Sicily, Italy

Destination Donnalucata

Destination in Sicily

Donnalucata, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Beach Pietre Nere - Pozzallo

Pietre Nere - Pozzallo
Beach in Sicily

Pozzallo, Ragusa, Sicily, Italy

Destination Catania

Destination in Sicily

Catania, Catania, Sicily, Italy

Destination Messina

Destination in Sicily

"Do you know the land where the cedars bloom? Splendon among the brown leaves oranges of gold, for the azure sky a gentle zephyr blows ...." (Goethe)

Messina, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Capo d'Orlando

Capo d'Orlando
Destination in Sicily

Capo d'Orlando is a pretty town on the north coast of Sicily with a very long beach promenade ideal for walking and dining on sunset.

Capo d'Orlando, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Gioiosa Marea

Gioiosa Marea
Destination in Sicily

Gioiosa Marea, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Montalbano Elicona

Montalbano Elicona
Destination in Sicily

Montalbano Elicona, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Acireale

Destination in Sicily

Acireale, Catania, Sicily, Italy

Museum Parco Museo Jalari

Parco Museo Jalari
Museum in Sicily

Barcellona P.G., Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Tonnarella

Destination in Sicily

Tonnarella, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Rodì Milici

Rodì Milici
Destination in Sicily

Rodì Milici, Messina, Sicily, Italy

Destination Favara

Destination in Sicily

Favara, Agrigento, Sicily, Italy